English Picks Up First Baseball Weekly Award

English and the Bucs travel to Rome, Ga. for a three-game series with Shorter this weekend. Photo by Joel Auerbach.


WINTER PARK, Fla. --Barry's Adrian English and Tampa's Eric Luksishave been named Sunshine State Conference Baseball Players of the Week presented by VALIC.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK -- Barry junior 2B Adrian English (Miami, Fla.) batted .615 with 10 RBI and three runs to lead the Buccaneers to a three-game sweep of Georgia Southwestern. English notched multiple hits in each contest and had two doubles in both the series opener and finale. He came up particularly big in Barry’s 7-6 win in a 14-inning marathon on Saturday, going 4-for-5 with four RBI. He concluded the series with a .923 slugging percentage and .684 on-base percentage. English did not commit an error in the field.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK -- Tampa senior Eric Luksis (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) allowed just one hit and one walk in six scoreless innings of a 6-0 shutout against Bentley. Luksis struck out five batters.

For more than half a century, VALIC has served as a leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assets under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.

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